SWEAN project trains women entrepreneurs in Zaria and Ibadan

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Support Women Entrepreneurship in the Agrifood sector in Nigeria (SWEAN) has concluded the training of 293 women in Ibadan, Oyo State and Zaria, Kaduna State, to help address the gender imbalance in the agro-food processing sector in Nigeria.

The training aimed to develop the skills of women agripreneurs and increase their access to local and international markets. The expertise of personnel from the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO), National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Nigerian Stored Product Research Institute (NSPRI), Small and Medium Enterprise Development (SMEDAN), Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), and IITA were leveraged to train the women entrepreneurs.

The training took place at two different venues in each state to adhere to COVID-19 safety measures: the Akinwunmi Adesina building of IITA and Ibadan/Ibarapa Zonal Office of Oyo State Agribusiness Development Agency (OYSADA), Apata, Oyo State; and National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Service (NEARLS) and Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Kaduna State.

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